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products. the launch of windows 8 has laid down an environment that will make it easy for sony to promote its uniqueness. >> reporter: an expert sees the release of windows 8 as an opportunity to change the form of pcs and tablets. >> there might be a chance for the business people wanting to use files back and forth on the computer on the business side. that might pick up, and then that kind of brings up the momentum of the using windows 8. >> reporter: the launch of windows 8 marks the start of an era in which pcs, tablets and smartphones are becoming a hit. which of the operating system providers will win the race? apple, google, or microsoft? with pc makers also entering the market, competition is certain to head up. daisuke azuma, nhk world, tokyo. >>> ethnic violence between buddhists and minority muslims is escalating in western myanmar. now the conflict is seen as potential threat to ongoing democratization in the country. patchari raksawong at our bureau in bangkok has the details. the confirmed death toll from the conflict has passed 100. the fighting has become a major concern
per day. bees live in highly organized societies that adapt rapidly to their environment, but they are under increasing threat from humans. this film director spent five years researching why bees were dying out. his film aims to wake people up to the problem. >> over the last six years, 30% of the population has died every year in europe, north america, and china. in parts of switzerland, the number is 70%. sometimes in america, it is between 50% and 70%, but on average, 30% every year. if it keeps going on like that, our valleys will soon look pretty sad. >> they're dying because of mites, bacteria, and parasites, a result of large-scale beekeeping. >> >> it is like wit -- >> it is like we are capitalists. we want to grow. total global domination. >> miller looks after 15,000 hives. he moves them between plantations of apple and -- allman and apple blossom, transporting them all across the u.s. -- plantations of almond and apple blossom. >> in reality, agriculture has to work in partnership with the bees, but when i approached agriculture department's in switzerland, th
. >> it was high noon at the chancellor's office in berlin. demonstrators give the environment minister a petition with 100,000 signatures calling for germany to stick to its energy policy, phasing out nuclear and boosting renewals, but the minister says the switch must not be too expensive. >> it is also true that the costs have to be affordable for the economy, for individual citizens, entrepreneurs, artisans, small business people, and the middle classes. >> one week ago, all 16 of germany's federal states pledged to support the government's federal energy strategy. the chancellor was encouraged to see politicians come together across party lines. am i think at our meeting today, everyone understood that the task ahead is huge and that everyone must do their part. >> offshore when parks was a major topic of friday's meeting of federal and state leaders -- offshore wind parks. it is a subject close to the heart of germany's coastal states. >> the tenor of the meeting is that we should organize one big plan, not 16 little ones forming a whole. so we feel good about today. >> the chancellor did no
of the energy. and we didn't talk about the effects of the ways we would get it on either the environment or, more broadly, on the globe. >> nonetheless, did the debates matter? do you think they've had an impact on the campaign? >> yes, and what we, what we saw across the debates is what we expected to see. we saw learning about those issues that were addressed. more accurate placement of candidates on the areas in which they differ. what we didn't see is more accurate placement on areas that they're similar because the news never stresses areas in which they're similar. but nonetheless, we've seen learning across the debates in our annenberg survey. >> but my sense is that when there is no penalty for lying or as jonathan swift says in the last part of "gulliver's", for saying the thing that is not so, that the things one learns about what people say are completely irrelevant. governor romney has changed his position on just about everything throughout his entire career. and that, i believe, bedevils the fact checkers who will say, "well, his official position is this, but then he did that
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